Bishop's Palace

Image ID: 00705

Bishop's Palace

Date: c1930

Ripon became a diocese in 1836, and a palace for the bishops was built between 1838 and 1841, at cost of £10,000 ( hence Palace Road ) The design is by London architect William Railton, who in 1839 won the competition to design Nelson’s Column in the capital. The style of the palace is Tudor; in 1846-7 Railton added a chapel in the Perpendicular style; one of the windows there was dedicated to Archdeacon Dodgson, father of Lewis Carroll. During World War II the premises served as a Barnardo’s evacuation centre for girls and in 1950 became Barnardo’s Spring Hill School, a residential facility for children with special needs; the bishop was housed elsewhere in the city. Much of the building is now (2018) converted to private residential use.

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Category: Educational, Schools, Emergency Services, Health and Welfare, Housing and Domestic Life, Housing

Organisation Reference: E2109

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